THE SLEEPER IN THE VALLEY

Where silence cradles your nights


Welcome to the wild nature of Conques

We open to you, for the duration of your vacation, our family house of 140 m², an old characterful building nestled in the woods just a few minutes from the site of Conques. Located 4km from the heart of the village, it can accommodate up to 9 people. The property offers privacy, tranquility, and comfort, amidst the wild nature of the classified site of the Dourdou gorges. We will be delighted to share our love for this region and to let you enjoy our magnificent landscapes!

The house

The house, restored with traditional materials (lime walls, chestnut ceilings), offers a cozy ambiance that reflects our taste for eclecticism and travel.

Inside, you'll find:

  • A spacious living/dining room featuring a large traditional fireplace (cantou)
  • An open-plan kitchen with a cooking range
  • Two bedrooms with Queen-size beds (one independent)
  • One double bedroom with a double bed, a single bed, and a Queen-size bed in the mezzanine (the "cabin")
  • One bathroom
  • One shower room


Outside, indulge in:

  • Relaxing moments in the spa
  • Grilling on the terrace shaded by wisteria
  • Lounging in hammocks under the cherry trees in the orchard
  • Star-gazing in the garden - Here, they shine brighter than anywhere else! :)
  • Spirited ping pong matches in the small annex

Conques

An important stop on the Camino de Santiago, Conques is a preserved site nestled in a wilderness setting.

Since the Middle Ages, pilgrims have flocked to this unique site not only to admire the natural beauty but also to venerate the relics of Sainte Foy, now housed in the famous abbey's treasury. The monastery thus became one of the most powerful in medieval Christianity.

It was Prosper Mérimée who rediscovered and rescued, in the 19th century, the Sainte-Foy abbey church, a remarkable example of Romanesque genius, both architecturally and sculpturally, as evidenced by its carved tympanum depicting the Last Judgment.

Since 1994, the abbey church has been further illuminated by contemporary stained glass windows designed by the painter Pierre Soulages.

Listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France, Conques can pride itself on having preserved the character of its medieval streets and squares.

The surroundings

Within an hour's drive: vineyards (Marcillac), castles (Bournazel and Belcastel), museums (Soulages Museum in Rodez), picturesque villages, and breathtaking landscapes.